During 2011, many companies were working hard to create Inspired and Creative Excellence (ICE) using Solatube Daylighting Devices. The Solatube ICE Awards were created to internationally recognize residential, commercial and student work in locations ranging from homes and manufacturing facilities, to schools and retail stores for their inspired and creative use of daylighting.
The winners are as follows:
Algae to Omega
Red Hawk Elementary School
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Lewis and Clark Community College
Downing University Center Western Kentucky University
Miami Science Museum
Focus Lighting Inc. Architectural Design
El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa Design
“Over the past 20 years, our customers have never ceased to amaze with their creativity,” said Robert E. Westfall Jr., president of Solatube International. “They inspired us to create the Solatube ICE Awards and give them a platform to showcase their inspiring work in daylighting.”
“We are thrilled about winning a Solatube ICE Award,” said Geronimos Dimitrelos, owner of Algae to Omega (http://www.algae2omega.com). “Solatube makes great products for bringing daylight indoors and we use them to grow algae – too much light and it will be destroyed, too little and it won’t grow. Our algae is used in everything from cosmetics and nutraceuticals to livestock feed and biofuels; it is the wave of the future and so is daylighting.”
What we do: Solatube International invented TDDs, which harvest and distribute daylight in homes and commercial buildings, opening up an entirely new category in the lighting industry. Solatube Daylighting Systems are now being installed in areas of buildings never before thought possible, resulting in energy-saving and sustainability in residential and commercial spaces around the world.
How we do it: Using patented technology, Solatube Daylighting Systems harvest daylight at the rooftop and transfer it down through a highly reflective tube (which bends up to 90 degrees and can be up to 70 feet or more long) and distribute it evenly into a room through a diffuser or decorative fixture at the ceiling. The products have been installed in everything from homes to warehouses, schools, offices, manufacturing facilities, zoos and government buildings, in every part of the world.